Happy Summer Solstice

Copyright © 2014-2015 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

This was taken on the Summer Solstice last year (2014).

Sunrise over San Francisco CaliforniaI really wanted to meet my friend Anne and go back to this area and make another Summer Solstice image from

here, but I’ve been swamped moving out of two of our 3 bdrms. We’re down to 1 bdrm now. I fell into bed last night exhausted, and slept until 7:30 this morning!  So, I didn’t go out with my camera for sunrise this morning and am reposting the image I made last Summer Solstice.

UPDATE on our Remodel: The construction crew are planning to break into the interior walls of the Master bdrm, front bdrm, and entry hall tomorrow (Monday June 22,2015), and demolition of our Master bathroom begins tomorrow as well. He-Man and I are almost completely moved out of our room and will be using the Living room as our room. Only our bed, and a few things in the closet need to be moved out today.

Baby Girl, and #1 Grandson have moved to the back bdrm that I’ve been using as my retreat for years.

The roof of the house was extended and roofers finished laying on the new roof yesterday, two of the new windows are in, but the door they’re waiting until this week to install. It’s really pretty, has glass, and they didn’t want to risk any damage to it while framing and putting on the roof. YEAH!

Here’s how the house looked on the 18th of June.

Rabbit Hollow Exterior Remodel

…and this is where it came from. Day of Phase II back on April 30, 2015

Staking out the new foundation
Staking out the new foundation day 1 phase II of remodel and addition

My Summer will be largely spent in disarray, and chaos with this remodel and addition, but it will be worth all the inconvenience when it’s finished I have no doubt. Today I’m excited because we’re entering the final phases of the construction, and getting closer to having the house done.

Happy Summer Solstice Everyone!

Nikon Df| Lumix DMC-Fz200| Hand-held

More to come…

P52 25/52 Summer Solstice Sunrise

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Sunrise over San Francisco CaliforniaMy friend Anne and I shot from up here a couple of years ago hoping for a  big, fluffy layer of fog, but we didn’t have any fog that time, so we’ve been planning since to return to try again. Finally we both were free, and the Marine layer or fog is returning to the Bay Area. Summer’s can be foggy and cold.Mark Twain wasn’t kidding when he said, “The coldest Winter I ever spent was the Summer I spent in San Francisco.” Or something like that.

So, I got up at 3AM and left the house at 4:45AM and drove an hour north to meet Anne in Marin Headlands.

While we were making images during the Blue Period there was a man who sang a wonderful Summer Solstice Sun Greeting song (The song sounded Native American. ) accompanied by a flutist. They were above and behind me so I couldn’t see him, but his voice carried over the ridge strong and passionate; it was lovely and gave me Goosebumps!

Driving down the mountain Anne and I pulled over in one of the turnouts to check out the color and just then the light of the rising sun hit the North Tower, and the grasses on the ridge. I had to pull out my camera. This is the image I made from that stop.

We didn’t get the shot we’ve envisioned because the fog wasn’t quite thick enough, but it was a lovely morning spent with Anne, some fog, a little color, and a Welcome song to greet and ring in the new season. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 24-70@ f14| 1/60s| ISO 200| Manual Priority| Matrix Metering| Tripod